Posts Tagged Bald Eagle

“E-A-G-L-E-S… EAGLES!”

Okay, it’s not football season yet (actually, I’m still trying to figure out what this year’s Phillies baseball season is all about…). But that doesn’t stop me from getting excited about eagles, especially when it’s an American Bald Eagle flying around near here.  Some photos from today’s walk around Okehocking Nature Preserve:

BAEA

BAEA

BAEA

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Birding at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

We spent 3 and 1/2 hours along the trail this morning & afternoon.  It was chilly and partly cloudy, but overall a very nice day out.  Some pics (as always, click to enlarge):

Bald Eagle in flight

A majestic bird!

The eagles are nesting.  Here you can see (if you squint) one bird on the nest and the other keeping watch in the tree below.

Again, look hard and you can see an eagle in the nest.

Besides the eagles, we also saw plenty of gulls of various sorts, red winged blackbirds, cardinals, a red tailed hawk, a cooper’s hawk, lots of mallards, a great blue heron, tufted titmouse, Carolina wren, robins, sparrows (including a couple fox sparrows), as well as these two:

Brown Creeper

Golden Crowned Kinglet

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